Dr. Shogan’s Weekly Summary and Social Media Report: January 29–February 2, 2024

On January 29, 2024, Archivist of the United States Dr. Colleen Shogan welcomed two fellow women leaders to the National Archives in Washington, DC (Archives I), Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines (left) and Principle Deputy Director Stacey Dixon (right). Items relevant to national security archives, including John Wilkes Booth’s “Confederate” Cipher, were shown. On … Continue reading Dr. Shogan’s Weekly Summary and Social Media Report: January 29–February 2, 2024

Dr. Shogan’s Weekly Summary: January 22–January 26, 2024

NAID: 7682493 On January 23, 2024, Archivist of the United States Dr. Colleen Shogan congratulated David Grann, author of Killers of the Flower Moon, on the film’s multiple Oscar nominations. The information in the book relied upon records held at the National Archives at Fort Worth. That same day, Dr. Shogan encouraged audiences to explore … Continue reading Dr. Shogan’s Weekly Summary: January 22–January 26, 2024

News Update: NARA Eliminates Pandemic Backlog of Veteran Records Requests

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has eliminated the pandemic-related backlog of veteran records requests at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in Saint Louis, MO. “The National Archives plays a critical role in ensuring that our veterans and their families have access to the records they need for the benefits they've earned. Clearing … Continue reading News Update: NARA Eliminates Pandemic Backlog of Veteran Records Requests

Dr. Shogan’s Social Media Report: January 8–January 12, 2024

On January 5, 2024, Archivist of the United States Dr. Colleen Shogan met with Chief Master Sergeant (CMSgt) of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass (center left) and her U.S. Air Force team at the National Archives in Washington, DC. CMSgt Bass is the first woman in U.S. military history to serve as the highest-ranking … Continue reading Dr. Shogan’s Social Media Report: January 8–January 12, 2024

Dr. Shogan’s Weekly Summary: January 8–January 12, 2024

On January 5, 2024, Archivist of the United States Dr. Colleen Shogan met with Chief Master Sergeant (CMSgt) of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass (center left) and her U.S. Air Force team at the National Archives in Washington, DC. CMSgt Bass is the first woman in U.S. military history to serve as the highest-ranking … Continue reading Dr. Shogan’s Weekly Summary: January 8–January 12, 2024

News Update: National Archives Building Designated as National Historic Landmark

The National Archives Building, located near the National Mall and the most prominent structure in the Federal Triangle in Washington, DC, was officially designated as a National Historic Landmark, December 13. The designation was signed by Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland. "It is such an honor to receive the National Historic Landmark designation for … Continue reading News Update: National Archives Building Designated as National Historic Landmark